Existing conditions on Myrtle Ave service road.

Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue, once notoriously crime-ridden, has made amazing strides in the last several years. Today, thanks to the hard work of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, the street is now a bustling thoroughfare home to restaurants and shops, many of them owned by local entrepreneurs.

In 2006, PPS worked with MARP, Pratt Institute’s urban design program, and residents of the neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy to analyze three specific areas where Myrtle Ave could be better connected to the surrounding neighborhood.

Community Board 2 recently voted unanimously to accept the proposed plan for the second site, which entails redesigning a busy side service road to make it more pedestrian friendly.

Temporary improvements with a street festival

Photos courtesy of MARP
More Information:

  • Myrtle Avenue Public Space Project [MARP]
  • Streetscape Improvements Move Forward [Myrtle Minutes]

Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue Primed for Promenade was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Robin Lester
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